WIT Press


Qualitative Evaluation For Typological Specialization In Conceptual Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIENG930221

Volume

1

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,631 kb

Author(s)

M.A. Rosenman

Abstract

Qualitative evaluation for typological specialization in conceptual design M.A. Rosenman Department of Architectural and Design Science, University of Sydney, Australia ABSTRACT Design is a process of transforming a set of functional requirements into a structural description of an entity as a specification of design variables and then- values. Before designers can decide on specific design variables they must first arrive at as specific a design concept as possible. It is argued that human designers follow a top-down approach, making high level decisions based on qualitative evaluation to arrive at specific areas from which to make more detailed investigations. Given an object-centred representation of design objects, the problem in conceptual design is to arrive at the most specific design class from which a satisfactory instance can be generated. This paper concentrates on the problem of selecting such a specific design class and presents a method for selection based on a qualitative

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